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Periwinkle removal & hatchery tour at Kanaka Creek Regional Park in Maple Ridge

This event is on rain or shine!

We will be removing periwinkle and will have a tour of the Bell-Irving Fish Hatchery!

Meeting Spot

Meet at the Bell Irving Hatchery parking lot at 11450 - 256th Street. Interactive google map --> HERE


Getting yourself there

Transit. To find out the best route from where you are, please go to: type in the location you are starting from, the destination and the date and time you will begin the trip

Carpool. If you need a ride log into your meetup account, RSVP and leave a message at the bottom of this event page describing where you need a ride from. We're a friendly bunch and often Lower Mainland Green Team volunteers are willing to provide a ride! Don't forget to chip in for gas if you get a ride ($5 for every hour of drive is about right)

Cycle. For a bicycle map click HERE




• Meet at 9.45am (please don't be late)

• Sign in

• Walk to Site (follow arrows if you're late)

• Remove periwinkle from 10-1pmand have a tour by KEEPS of the Bell-Irving Hatchery 


What to bring


• Water (don't forget this please)

• Rain jacket in case it rains. Don't let the rain scare you off!

• If it's sunny bring a hat and sunscreen

• Your own gardening gloves if you prefer them

• Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty

• Long sleeves and pants are always good! Will prevent getting scratched by thorny plants.

• Sturdy, comfortable closed toe shoes/boots. Gum boots work too!


What will be provided for you


• Gardening gloves if you don't have your own

• Tools

• Refreshments for the break

• Instruction on what to do. No experience needed to participate!

• A volunteer letter if you need to confirm your hours for school or another program



Our hosts are: Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society (KEEPS) a stewardship group actively involved in taking care of Kanaka Creek Regional Park and Metro Vancouver Parks

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  • Tamara Bereck M.

    This is great and right in our backyard (we live in Maple Ridge). I'd like to bring my hubby and kids if that is OK. I am also a teacher and will invite some of our environmental school kids.

    September 6, 2013

    • Amy L.

      I`ll be going with my sister and hopefully some friends if I can convince them

      1 · September 7, 2013

    • Tamara Bereck M.

      I will be coming, but won't stay until the end, due to other obligations. I am bringing my 6 year old son:)

      September 15, 2013

  • RAY

    Have to bail, even though its close to home, too many family obligations popping up sadly.

    September 14, 2013

  • Corissa D.

    Hi! I`m coming from UBC, and picking up a friend in Burnaby. So if anyone needs a ride from there, let me know. You can reply on here or just email me corissa.ducharme at

    September 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      By any chance, are you driving a vehicle with a bike rack Corissa? I live between you and there, near City Hall. When I go to these distant Green Team events, I usually take mass transit as close as I can get, and then ride the rest of the way. A great way to experience B.C. I was going to take the West Coast train and ride back (unless it's pitching rain). But if you have a rack, that would be great! And if it's raining as hard as it is right now (thunder and lightning) I might ask for a last-minute lift without the bike.

      September 5, 2013

    • Corissa D.

      Sorry, no rack. Don`t hesitate to let me know if you need a ride later, luckily though it is supposed to be sunny!

      September 5, 2013

  • Diana

    If anyone needs a ride from Coquitlam, or anywhere along the way, I can give them a ride. However, you'll have to find a return ride as I won't be going back that way.

    August 27, 2013

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